Epic Food Boards
Food stylist Meg Quinn is putting together the perfect cheese board with meats, crackers and fruit.


  • Bowl of olives
  • Bowl of cornichons
  • Honey


  • Artisanal crackers
  • Round rustic crackers


  • Brie
  • Unexpected Cheddar
  • Humboldt Fog
  • Manchego
  • Blue Cheese


  • Salame Secchi
  • Thin calabrese salami slices


  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Dried persimmons
  • Dried/candied oranges
  • Dried/candied oranges


  • Marcona almonds
  • Walnut halves
  • Rosemary

Specialty Items

  • Cherry Paste
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Dried figs

Epic Food Boards - Home & Family


STEP 1: Place your “rounds” on the board
· For a round board, you can place a couple items in the center of your board. We added honey, cornichons, and olives in.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite cheeses and space them evenly around the board
· The general “rule” is to choose a mix of hard & soft cheeses and various types of milks (cow’s, sheep’s, goat’s)
· Slice and crumble hard cheese with a cheese knife or steak knife, and place on board

STEP 3: Add in crackers
· Choose a few different types to compliment the cheeses
· fan out crackers around the ramekins and around perimeter of board

STEP 4: Load up on colorful fresh and dried fruits
· Divide placement of similar colored items so the board looks dynamic and colorful

STEP 5: Pepper in meats/specialty items of your choice
· Choose a few salami varieties of different textures and flavors
· Make “salami flowers” out of the thin slices (fold once on the horizontal, the again on the vertical )and bunch them together to hold shape; fan out thick salami slices around other items on the board.

STEP 6: Add various nuts
· Use them to fill in spaces to ensure board looks abundant
· We added cherry paste and dark chocolate on the board for our specialty items

STEP 7: Finish with fresh herbs to bring the board to life
· Use them to fill in more gaps, separate items or on top of cheeses as garnish


Use formaticum bags for proper cheese storage. They preserve the flavor while extending the shelf life.

Eat and enjoy!

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